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Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection

One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to Middl...



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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1979
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Box 4, Cylinder 44 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. Contents (by label): Performed by Josiah Kennison of Bennington, Searsburg, and Townshend, VT: "The old oak tree" "Jim Fiske" "Little mohee" Performed by Ellen M. Sullivan of Springfield, VT: "Pirate Ship" "Captain Neville" "Barney"
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1981
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Box 3, Cylinder 34 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. Contents (by label): "Half-hitch" performed by W. E. Pierce of North Shrewsbury and Northam, VT "Lord Bateman (frag)" performed by W. E. Pierce of North Shrewsbury and Northam, VT "Sailor boy" performed by W. E. Pierce of North Shrewsbury and Northam, VT "Fair...
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28x11 cm. First Line: "Attend each feeling christian this day we on you call" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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28x11 cm. First Line: "You gentlemen and ladies pay attention to my song" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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28x11 cm. First Line: "Our ship is ready to sail away" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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28x11 cm. First Line: "Come all you pretty fair maids so brisk & so merr" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
29x11 cm. First Line: "You heroes of the Church of Rome attention pay to me" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by E. Jonghmans (composer)
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20x11.5 cm. First Line: "We from childhood played together" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads
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19x11.5 cm. First Line: "The other night, while I ws sparking" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by W. H. Brockway, Jr. (composer); Mrs. Chas. A. Gardner (author)
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19x11 cm. First Line: "Sleep, my baby, oh! sleep." This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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15.5 x 10 cm b&w negative transparency; 15.5 x 10 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 14-350 In the photograph, left to right: Flanders, Jim; Gebhant, Heinrich; Flanders, Hartness Helen; Brown, George; Flanders Ralph sitting on the table eating and talking
Topics: Group photos, Springfield (Vt.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Slavery Days - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Dated 1932. Track 01b : Half Hitch - voice performance by W E Pierce at Northam (Vt.). Classification #: LAN23. Dated 07-14-1932. Track 02c : Half Hitch (c) (Half Hitch) - voice performance by W E Pierce...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Three Brothers (Sir Andrew Barton) - voice performance by Oscar Degreenia at W Cornwall (Ct.). Classification #: CH250. Dated 05-16-1949. Track 02 : [fragment] House Carpenter (Daemon Lover) - voice performance by Oscar Degreenia at W Cornwall (Ct.). Classification #:...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Orange Alphabet - voice performance by William Merritt at Ludlow (Me.). Dated 1941. Track 02 : Plains of Waterloo (Plains of Waterloo I) - voice performance by William Merritt at Ludlow (Me.). Classification #: LAN32. Dated 1941. Track 03 : Plains of Waterloo (c) (Waterloo...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01a : Logie O' Buchan - fiddle performance by Will Ayer at Fitchburg (Ma.). Dated 05-16-1941. Track 01b : Roy's Wife - fiddle performance by Will Ayer at Fitchburg (Ma.). Dated 05-16-1941. Track 02a : Soldier's Return - fiddle performance by Will Ayer at Fitchburg (Ma.). Dated...
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1972
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Box 2, Cylinder 18 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs performed by Laura Hooker Session of Vergennes, VT. Contents (by label): "Pirate song"; "Minute gun"; "The derby ram"; "Billy boy";
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1972
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Box 5, Cylinder 56 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Lillian Mason Morton of St. Albans, VT. Contents (by label): "The cambric shirt" "Swapping song"
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1983
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Box 4, Cylinder 48 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Ellen M. Sullivan of Springfield, VT. Contents (by label): "The cherry tree carol" "The frog song" "Fox went one our day"
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29x11 cm. First Line: "Farewell sweet lovely fine town" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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28x11 cm. First Line: "Tipperaay to give you your merit" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by William Pursel (author)
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29x11 cm. First Line: "is dead Crissna our home & Clitons pride" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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by B. Frank Walters (composer)
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19.5x12 cm. First Line: "Look within my knapsack" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19.5x11 cm. First Line: "Oh the birds have flown away, and the flow'rs have died andwither'd" Note: "Copyrighted 1884, by Geo. D. Newhall & Co." This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19.5x11 cm. First Line: "Oh, the rose of Kentucky and me" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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20x12 cm. First Line: "How oft we talked of childhood's joys" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : In St Charles (Lady of Carlisle) - voice performance by Margaret Shipman at Lee (Ma.). Classification #: LAO25. Dated 08-05-1941. Track 02a : Jeanno and Jeannette - voice performance by Margaret Shipman at Lee (Ma.). Dated 09-05-1941. Track 02b : [fragment] Quaker's Wooing...
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Manuscripts, Helen Hartness Flanders
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12.5 x 17.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-070 Portrait of Frank Richards
Topics: Richards, Frank, Colebrook (N.H.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Gay Spanish Maid - recitation performance by John Henry Curtis at Rockingham (Vt.). Classification #: LAK16. Dated 03-18-1939. Track 01b : Florella (Jealous Lover) - voice performance by John Henry Curtis at Rockingham (Vt.). Classification #: LAF01. Dated 1939. Track 02a :...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music, Wax...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Bower (Bower of Prayer) - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Dated 09-24-1945. Track 02 : Land of Rest - voice performance by Belle Luther Richards at Colebrook (Nh.). Dated 09-24-1945. Track 03a : Broad is the Road - voice performance by Belle...
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28x11 cm. First Line: "There is none but the powers above" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by Joseph Sadler (author)
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28x11 cm. First Line: "It is true he is gone now the noble & faithful" Note: Complete Lines on the Expected Testimonial of his Grace the Late much Lammented Most Rev'd Doctor O'Connor Bishop ofSaldis This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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29x11 cm. First Line: "An Irishmans frollicks in London" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19.5x11 cm. First Line: "You call me sweet anmd tender es" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19.5x12 cm. First Line: "Oh, Columbia, the gem of the ocean" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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12.5 x 18 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-087 Photograph of Uncle Harry
Topics: Harry, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : By the Light of the Sweet Silvery Moon - voice performance by Sadie Syphers Harvey at Houlton (Me.). Dated 09-28-1941. Track 02 : Bennie Swim - voice performance by Sadie Syphers Harvey at Houlton (Me.). Dated 09-30-1941. Track 03 : Bennie Swim (c) (Bennie Swim) - voice...
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01a : Lord Banner (c) (Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard) - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Classification #: CH081. Dated 06-14-1931. Track 01b : Tune the Old Cow Died On - voice performance by Elwin Burditt at Springfield (Vt.). Dated 1931. Track 02a : Old...
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6.5 x 10 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 14-338 Photograph of Jim Flanders, son of Ralph Flanders and Helen Hartness Flanders
Topics: Flanders, Jim, Unknown location, Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Black-Eyed Susan - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Classification #: LAO28. Dated 05-29-1940. Track 02 : Horse-Shoe Over the Door - voice performance by Lena Bourne Fish at E Jaffrey (Nh.). Dated 1943. Track 03 : Black-Eyed Susan - voice...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Indian Sits in His Little Canoe (Indian's Lament) - voice performance by Patrick Barden at Littleton (Nh.). Dated 10-09-1952. Track 02 : Shanty Boys - voice performance by Patrick Barden at Littleton (Nh.). Dated 1952. Track 03 : Pete McGraw - voice performance by Michael...
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by James Mass (composer)
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20x11 cm. First Line: "I had knock'd my laft pipe out and stept into bed" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1982
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Box 4, Cylinder 47 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Orlon Merrill of Charlestown, NH. Contents (by label): "Sea song" "Irish mail robber"
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28x12 cm. First Line: "You gentle muses I pray excuse me" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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29x11 cm. First Line: "I am a young fellow that ran out my land and means" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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29x11 cm. First Line: "I've seen a deal of gaiety throughout my noisy life" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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29x12 cm. First Line: "On the General Judgement Day" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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by T. Walsh (author)
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29x11 cm. First Line: "Farewell to old Ireland the land of my Fathers" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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19.5x11 cm. First Line: "I've a casket at home that is filled with precious gems" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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6 x 9 cm b&w negative transparency; 12.5 x 17.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-026 Delorme, Lily posing for a photograph
Topics: Delorme, Lily, Cadyville (NY), Photographs
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12.5 x 18 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-078 Photograph of James E. Shepard with the wax cylinder recorder.
Topics: Shepard, E. James, Baltimore (Vt.), Photographs
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original wax cylinder. Track 01 : Yump in Your Eye (Bung Your Eye) - voice performance by David Linnekin at Springfield (Vt.). Dated 12-16-1938. Track 02a : [fragment] Fi-Lay Fi-Little Fi-Lay (Farmer's Curst Wife) - voice performance by John A Taggart at Greenfield (Ma.). Classification #: CH278. Dated...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original phonograph disc. Track 01 : Six King's Daughters (Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight) - voice performance by Myra Daniels at E Calais (Vt.). Classification #: CH004. Dated 11-09-1939. Track 02 : Edmon Dell (Edwin in the Lowlands Low) - voice performance by Myra Daniels at E Calais (Vt.). Classification #:...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Johnstown Flood - voice performance by Bertha Chapin at Colchester (Vt.). Classification #: LAG14. Dated 10-17-1955. Track 02 : Margery Grey (Margaret Grey) - voice performance by Bertha Chapin at Colchester (Vt.). Dated 10-17-1955. Track 03 : Barbara Allen (Bonny Barbara...
Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
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by Flanders, Helen Hartness, 1890-1972
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Box 1, Cylinder 10 of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, digitized from the original phonograph cylinder using IRENE optical scanning. All songs on this cylinder are performed by Paul Lorette of Manchester Center, VT. Contents (by label): "Lord Randal" "Lincoln Lidy-o" "Erin go Bragh" "Brennan on the moor" "Paper of pins"
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Ballads, Folksongs, New England, IRENE scans, Wax cylinders
29x11 cm. First Line: "One fine summers morning as I went walking" Note: See The Lady of the Lake [Laws N 41] This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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28x11 cm. First Line: "You Sons of the Shamrock atend to my ditty" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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20x11 cm. First Line: "Mr. Albert Binks a bachelor, and a city clerk" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by J. P. Webster (composer); W. D. Smith, Jr. (author)
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "Put away the little dresses" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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This is a scanned version of the original manuscript in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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25 x 20 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-161 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt
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28x11 cm. First Line: "It was on a Sunday morning from Partry I did stray" Note: Complete A New Song on the Grand Procession of Father Lavell on His Removal from Partry to Cong on the 16 of October 1869 This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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41.5x16 cm. First Line: "O Erin my country, the fairest of nations" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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37.5x16.5 cm. First Line: "A frog he would a wooing go" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
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by Thomas E. Powers (composer)
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3 + chorus
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